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Merged Barker/Roy-Hart mat squad set for debut season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo By Mike Wertman – Getting set to lead the newly merged Barker/Roy-hart wrestling squad into the upcoming season are these coaches and veteran grapplers. In front are Cameron Swick, Jake Stern, Brent Bachman and Dylan Mangan. In back are Assistant Coach John Vosburgh, DJ Gardner and Head Coach Keith Jones.

Following up on what has been a very successful merger of the two schools football programs, Barker and Roy-Hart have now also merged for wrestling.

Newfane High graduate Keith Jones is the head coach for the newly merged Barker/Roy-Hart mat squad assisted by John Vosburgh.

Anchoring the underclassmen dominated Barker/Roy-Hart roster are juniors Dylan Mangan and DJ Gardner, sophomore Cameron Swick and freshmen Jake Stern and Brent Bachman.

Bachman finished second at 99 lbs. and Stern second at 106 at the Niagara-Orleans All-League Tournament last year.

“We’re really young but I think we’ll be very competitive,” said Jones. “I think we’ll surprise some people.”

Barker/Roy-Hart is slated to open N-O competition on Dec. 10 at Newfane.

Barker/Roy-Hart Schedule

Nov. 30 – at Clarence Tournament
Dec.10 – at Newfane, 6 p.m.
Dec. 14 – at Orchard Park Tournament
Dec. 18 – at Wilson, 6 p.m.
Dec. 27 and 28 – at Akron Tournament
Jan. 3 and 4 – at NCCC Tournament
Jan. 8 – at Medina, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10 and 11 – at Lockport Tournament
Jan. 15 – Akron, 6 p.m. (at Middleport)
Jan. 22 – Albion, 6 p.m. (at Barker)
Jan. 29 – at Holley, 6 p.m.
Feb. 1 – All-League Tournament at Medina, 9 a.m.